Your Study Guides and Strategies starts here!

The only lifelong,
reliable motivations
are those that come
from within, and one of
the strongest of those
is the joy and pride
that grow from knowing
that you've just done
something as well as
you can do it.
Lloyd Dobyns and
Clare Crawford-Mason
Thinking About Quality, 1994

16 years of the
Study Guides and Strategies Website

Summary | Current projects/philosophy | Kudos/recognition | Traffic/metrics

Welcome!

SGS icon from 2012 West End Iron PourFor the past sixteen years I have researched, authored, maintained and supported the Study Guides Web site as an independent, learner-centric educational public service. We have enjoyed collaborative projects across institutional, cultural and national boundaries. I resist registration and distracting graphics or features that may interfere with maximizing learner access and success. I hope you find the resource helpful.

Summary from a presentation at the International Conference on Learning, University of London, August 15, 2012

Since 1995:

  • 255 topics, researched, authored and published by Joe Landsberger
  • Freely accessible without registration and tracking of individuals
    (except with third party advertisers)
  • Consistent format & navigation
  • Independent & non-affiliated
  • 39 language translations by native speakers

Reputation

Source: Web of Trust (WOT) mywot.com

  • Trustworthiness: 92/100
  • Reliability: 92/100
  • Privacy: 92/100
  • Child Safety: 91/100

Copyright disclaimer

  • An international, learner-centric, educational public service
    intentionally ".net" not ".com"
  • Intended to empower learners middle school through returning adult
    without regard to institutional and national boundaries; cultural mores and religious beliefs; race, gender and sexual orientation
  • Permission is granted to freely copy, adapt, and distribute individual Study Guides in print format in non-commercial educational settings that benefit learners

Visibility of SGS

  • Highly ranked by directories, portals, search engines:
    Google rank 7/10
  • Search "time management" 3rd of 40,200,000 Websites
  • 60,000 back links by (educational) institutions worldwide
  • National College Learning Center Association 2011
    "Innovative Use of Technology Award"

Visitor countries with percentage of traffic

Source: Google Analytics; 20 August, 2012; 190 countries;

  • USA: 48.0%
  • Philippines: 6.8%
  • Canada: 4.7%
  • India: 3.9%
  • Australia: 3.3%
  • Vietnam: 2.8%
  • Mexico: 2.4%
  • United Kingdom: 2.1%
  • Brazil: 1.8%
  • Malaysia: 1.6%
  • Singapore: 1.2%
  • Columbia, Indonesia: 1.0% each
  • Iran, New Zealand: 0.8% each
  • South Africa: 0.7%
  • Israel: 0.6%
  • France, Russia, Thailand, Peru, Germany, Japan: 0.5% each

1639 SGS topics: 250 most popular by language

Source: Google analytics

English: 137; Spanish, 30; Vietnamese, 23; Indonesian, 12;
Arabic, 10; Persian, 10; Portuguese, 9; Russian, 6;
French, 5; Hebrew, 2; Italian, 2; Chinese, 1;
Japanese, 1; Serbian, 1; Swedish, 1

Most popular topics by language:

Source: Google analytics

  • English:  Transitional words and phrases
  • Spanish:  Concept mapping
  • Swedish, Indonesian: Managing stress
  • Vietnamese: Concentration
  • French: Active listening
  • Russian:  Resolving linear equations
  • Persian, Hebrew:  Time management
  • Arabic: Taking math exams

Demographics (U.S. Internet averages):

Source: Comcast.com

  • Age groups:
    under 25; 35-44; 45-54
  • Disproportionately low-income
  • Parents
  • Moderately educated, childless women browsing from school & home
  • Above average from home and school;
    below average from work
  • Above average below $50,000 income;
    below average for upper income levels
  • Below average for Caucasians
    Above average for African American, Asian, Hispanic, and "other"
  • Below average for non-college
    Above average for college and graduate school

Hand held devices/cell phone usage:

Source: Google analytics

  • USA: 5%
  • Great Britain: 33%
  • Global: 9%

SGS Annual traffic

Source: Webalyzer (server based)

Page
views

%
Increase

visitors

hits,
million

files,
million

2012 link          

2011

21,709,708

21.3%

10,400,000

249.4

62.4

2010

17,637,519

6.7%

8,600,000

163.2

27.1

2009

16,536,110

7.1%

7,900,000

196.4

20.3

2008

15,435,695

20.0%

6,300,000

130.6

60.1

2007

12,796,495

8.0%

5,100,000

82.3

36.6

2006

11,849,732

41.7%

3,900,000

69.5

53.2

2005

8,300,907

35.4%

3,600,000

53.9

40.6

2004

6,128,170

22.9%

1,500,000

42.4

31.0

2003

4,984,983

72.8%

2002

2,884,739

48.5%

2001

1,942,479

58.6%

2000

1,224,433

136.1%

1999

518,550

172.8%

1998

190,050

77.4%

1997

107,114

1995-96

n/a